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  Franklin County, Georgia   
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Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Franklin County, Georgia.

This County is available for adoption.

Our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help you track your ancestors through time and place by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This is a continuation of our original, Illinois Genealogy Trails History and Genealogy Project and we are excited about this opportunity to expand into other states. We welcome your feedback and comments, and your data contributions.

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Franklin County became Georgia's 9th county in 1784 in honor of Ben Franklin. It covered all of what is now Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, parts of Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, and Madison counties, as well as three counties in South Carolina.

The county seat is Carnesville, Georgia

Cities and towns

Canon -- Carnesville -- Franklin Springs -- Gumlog -- Lavonia
Martin -- Narrows -- Royston

Online Data




Church Histories/Records






Newspaper Data


Wills/Legal Records

Website Updates:
Diary of Ruth Dorough (under Families)
Rev. War Pensioners
1883 Pensioners
Marriages for years 1796 through 1868
Will Book, 1786 to 1812
Will Book, 1812 to 1821
Will Book, 1827 to 1849
Marriages 1805-1812

Adjacent Counties
Stephens County (north)
Oconee County, South Carolina (north-northeast)
Hart County (east)
Madison County (south)
Banks County (west)

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